Tagged: agriculture

Hunger: A Summary of Human History

You can summarize human history in one word – hunger. History books tell us a major human advance was the shift from hunter/gathering society to sedentary agriculture. It makes little sense from a dietary perspective.

No Cities Without Farms

In England, the Agricultural Revolution preceded the Industrial Revolution. A similar pattern has occurred in China over the last thirty years as increased food production preceded industrial and economic growth. Just like England, it caused massive migration from rural to urban. This pattern of increasing food supply preceding urbanization is repeated through history. It is the prerequisite for forming or maintaining a civilization.